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Breaking News! Update UK Government on UKCA, 20 June 2022

The government will introduce legislation so that the UKCA marking can be placed on a label affixed to the product or on a document accompanying…

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The Netherlands bans PFAS from paper(board) food contact materials.

The Netherlands will ban the use of four PFAS substances in all paper and board food contact materials as of July 1st, 2022.

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The SVHC candidate list has been extended to 224 substances

Today, 10 June 2022, the European Chemical Agency ECHA added another substance of very high concern (SVHC) to the so-called Candidate List. The…

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ProductIP bij Doe Maar Duurzaam op RTLZ (Dutch)

Product Compliance is steeds meer een belangrijk onderdeel van duurzaamheid en van verantwoord ondernemen.

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Unique Formula Identifier (UFI)

About half of the calls to Poison Centers are problematic because there is a lack of clarity about the identity of the chemical product. The…

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Annual report Safety Gate (RAPEX) Published

The European Commission published its annual report on recalled dangerous non-food products. These products are signaled on Safety Gate, previously…

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ProductIP supports Arie de Bakker of Team Nedis

Alpe d'HuZes is a unique sporting event where as much money as possible is raised for cancer research and for improving the quality of life of…

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The drawbacks of paper straws

In the Dutch parliament, questions have been raised to the Minister of Health about a newspaper article with the tendentious headline: "Environmentally…

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There is an App for that!

You won't make a technical file on an App (yet), but there are other aspects for which an App has added value; staying informed, for example.…

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Constantly recurring recalls on novelty lighters

It is more than fifteen years since the EU prohibited the sales of cigarette lighters that resemble objects that are attractive to children,…

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Kimberley Bos shows Bronze Medal

Skeleton Athlete Kimberley Bos visited the ProductIP HQ in the Netherlands to show her Bronze Medal. She also had a present for team ProductIP,…

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Product Compliance in a 360 degree view

As part of the VDE series of events "Product Compliance viewed from 360", Günter Uhl, Managing Director of ProductIP Germany, will provide an…

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Selling into Europe? What should be on your Product Compliance Radar in 2022!

Our Caspar ter Horst will speak at Global Sources Virtual Summit for Online Sellers on Feb 23rd, Wednesday, 11:30am (CET) / 6:30pm (HK Time)…

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Being green. How important is that for your brand?

Every year we are wasting the equivalent of the annual electricity consumption of Sweden and Hungary combined. How can it be? Because 10-25%…

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Global Corruption Index impacts product compliance!

Supply chain due diligence becomes intertwined with product compliance. The latest example is the EU proposal of the corporate sustainability…

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Four new SVHC’s bring the total to 223

On January 17th, 2022, ECHA added four new substances to the SVHC Candidate List, it contains now 223 substances.

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10 Radioactive Health Products Recalled!

Dutch market surveillance authorities recalled 10, so-called health products, with “negative ions”. These concern products with skin contact…

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Update on 2022 pricing

We will adjust our pricing for 2022 aligning with developments of the cost in the market for our operation, developments of regulatory scope…

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Kimberley Bos wins skeleton world cup event!

After this weekend, F1 World Champion Max Verstappen is the talk of the town. But there was another sporting event that deserves your applause.

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French government blocks major website WISH

The French government has ordered WISH to be blocked in search results and from app platforms. This followed the website's offering of large…

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ProductIP receives ISO 27001 certificate

On November 16th, 2021, the management of ProductIP received formal recognition for their Information Security Management System from TÜV Nederland

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And the winner is!

ProductIP wins Entrepreneurship Award in Hong Kong

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Tradeshows in Hong Kong slowly starting up

We gradually see some small-scale trade-show initiatives emerge again.

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October 14, Worlds Standards Day

Like every day at ProductIP!

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Machine richtlijn juist toepassen: redt levens

kun je strafrechtelijk worden vervolgd als je een risicobeoordeling niet goed uitvoert?

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Marketing Surveillance 3.0

A Twitter conversation

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ProductIP speaks at German Market Surveillance Authorities Conference

The regulatory database is now freely available for authorities. On 22 and 23 September, the so-called Deutsche Marktüberwachungskonferenz was…

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Published on: Wed 28 July 2021

ProductIP and Hong Kong Government support retail and trading companies

Increasingly complex regulatory requirements in Europe result in more companies in Hong Kong needing support.

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Published on: Mon 26 July 2021

ProductIP relief support for Online Traders in flooded Germany

ProductIP is fully supporting an action by the Online Selling Industry Assocation to help these online sellers to get back on their feet again.

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Go Kimberley!

Be sure to have look at her website & socials! KimberleyBos.nlInstagramTwitterFacebookLinkedIn GO Kimberley!

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Published on: Thu 7 January 2021

EU & UK Authorized Representative Service

Framework EU 2019/1020 impacts importers, brand-owners, manufacturers distributors, retailers, e-commerce platforms, fulfilment service providers…

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Updated Services and Pricing

We have adjusted our pricing for our Pay-As-You-Go users. The number of credits required for add-on services remains the same.  We will launch…

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MAAR IK HEB TOCH AL CE!

"The cost of doing business!" Het begrijpen van wet- en regelgeving rondom product compliance is tegenwoordig essentieel voor zakelijk succes.…

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New locations in Tokyo, Eemshaven and London!

We have moved. New locations in Tokyo, Eemshaven and London. We have done two changes in one. We have moved from hosting on physical servers…

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Guide on handgel and sanitizing wipes!

So much confusion. So many failed attempts to bring products to the market. So many questions left unanswered.

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New regulation: Mutual Recognition of Goods

Per 19 April 2020 the new Mutual Recognition of Goods regulation ((EU) 2019/515 applies in the EU. This is a major piece of legislation for the…

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Guide on surgical masks and respiratory devices

So much confusion. So many failed attempts to bring products to the market. So many questions left unanswered.

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How can buyers deal with coronavirus stress?

With stress levels at an all-time high at your purchase team because of supply chain constraints caused by the coronavirus, you need to pay extra…

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Every business can contribute

Are you looking for the requirements applicable in the EU for some of the critical products relevant to conquer Covid-19?

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Significant change in the attitude of online sellers!

As the leading solution provider in non-food product compliance, ProductIP B.V. sees a significant positive change in the attitude of online…

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German 'Stiftung Warentest' issued a report on bamboo cups

Bamboo articles such as mugs, plates, bowls are hot topics nowadays, both in retail and trade and at market surveillance authorities.

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Your competition is using ProductIP so they...

They are no longer using the internet to monitor changes, spreadsheets to log them all, e-mail to collect compliance evidence, some server to…

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REACH after Brexit, Are you prepared?

After a hard #Brexit, REACH (reg. 1907/2006) will no longer apply in the UK, and this has consequences.

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Can you still import from the UK?

What happens after a no-deal Brexit?

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AliExpress, Amazon, eBay signed a Product Safety Pledge

AliExpress, Amazon, eBay and Rakuten France, signed a Product Safety Pledge with the EU commission in June 2018.

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POP, PBT, vPvB. Too many abbreviations?

Maybe so but if you deal with bringing consumer goods to the European market these should ring a bell. Like you got used to FOB, CIF, LC in other…

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Yesterday, July 22nd, was RoHS day.

Yesterday, July 22nd, was RoHS day.

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The April Recall Summary

A monthly focus on some of the hot topics in non-food consumer product recalls as listed on the EU websites Safety Gate and RASFF as well as…

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Market seems not ready for RoHS transition

Looking at the questions that we received during the last weeks we concluded that the topic is underestimated.

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New EU regulation sends shockwave through retail and trade

The EU commission has announced a new regulation on market surveillance that will forever change the way economic operators who are involved…

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The Februari Recall Summary

A monthly focus on some of the hot topics in non-food consumer product recalls as listed on the EU websites Safety Gate and RASFF as well as…

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Majority e-commerce sites show irregularities

60% of 560 e-commerce sites show irregularities with EU consumer rules. These kinds of issues turn a company into low hanging fruit for market…

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Brexit Guide for Retail and Trade

#Brexit will change roles in the supply chain for retail and trade and as a result, other entities become responsible for demonstrating product…

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Six new substances added to the SVHC candidate List

The REACH Candidate List of substances of very high concern (SVHCs) now contains 197 substances. ECHA, the European Chemical Agency, has added…

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This week's EU Rapex top five recall notifications

A top 5 of product recall as found on the weekly EU Safety Gate overview (previously known as Rapex).

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Vacuum cleaners energy labelling annulled effective immediately

The objective of the energy consumption legislation is to reflect the performance “during use”. The efficiency of vacuum cleaners is measured…

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Breaking news: Luminaires excluded from the EPREL database

EU energy labels help consumers choose energy efficient products. Dealers are therefore obliged to advertise their products with a visible energy…

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The December Recall Summary

A monthly focus on some of the hot topics in non-food consumer product recalls as listed on the EU websites RAPEX and RASFF as well as the US…

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How Do You Deal With: Toys

You do not want your product be potential harmful for children. Recalls are expensive and can be disastrous for your reputation. You do not want…

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How Do You Deal With: Food Contact Products

Is the German LFGB the most stringent Food Contact legislation in Europe?

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How Do You Deal With: Plastic

Around 280 billion kilos of plastic is produced every year on this planet! Most of our consumer products are made of and/or packaged in plastic. What…

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The November Recall Summary

Looking back at last months recalls of non-food consumer goods as listed on the EU websites RAPEX and RASFF as well as the US website of CPSC.

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The October Recall Summary

Looking back at last months recalls of non-food consumer goods as listed on the EU websites RAPEX and RASFF as well as the US website of CPSC.

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Majority LED Floodlights non-compliant

The traditional halogen lamp based floodlight has practically completely been replaced by models using LED technology. The European Market Surveillance…

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Amazon traders

European Commission published three new regulations that will significantly affect companies and individuals who sell consumer products to European…

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Flaw in list of Harmonised European Standards

Is there a flaw in the list of Harmonised European Standards under the new EMC Directive 2014/30/EU? It seems there is.

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